Tree Removal

Tree Removal

On the 27th March Hedge-Hogs Landscaping were tasked with tree removal. We took down a big evergreen Leylandii tree. It had grown too large for it’s space where it was creating too much shade in a residential area. The tight space we had to work in was behind...

Getting Ready for Spring

Has your garden been left unattended over winter and now requires some attention or maybe you are getting ready for spring? Now is the time to clear any unwanted items, plants, shrubs, trees or badly maintained hedges. Or maybe you just want a garden tidy up for...
Hedge Trimming

Hedge Trimming

Established hedges require trimming to keep them dense and compact. Formal hedges require more frequent trimming than informal hedges. When Hedges need pruning New hedges require formative pruning for their first couple of years after planting. Formative pruning is...
Why Roses Fail

Why Roses Fail

A good quality rose bush planted correctly should grow and flourish for many years. Failure to survive will almost certainly be due to one of the following causes: Loose planting-Top Tip: Tug the stem gently in spring after planting. If the plant moves easily, tread...
Garden Privacy

Garden Privacy

This is an exceprt from “The Gardener’s Problem Solver” by Miranda Smith. City gardens especially can be true refuges from the world outside their boundaries. But you must plan for privacy. If you don’t have walls around the garden, you may...
Pruning Hedges

Pruning Hedges

It’s a good idea to begin pruning hedges from an early stage to establish a shape and prevent leggy, unhealthy growth. The amount you prune back will depend on the type of hedge. Start shaping the hedge as soon as practical – a formal hedge whether new or...
Gardeners Soil Problems

Gardeners Soil Problems

Soil and knowing how to fix soil problems is one of the most important elements of your garden. Without good soil, you could have a lovely exposure, just enough rainfall, a totally pest free environment, and still be unable to grow a thing. Soil is the plants...
How to use Plants to Make a Wall Attractive

How to use Plants to Make a Wall Attractive

My garden backs onto a wall, what can I do to brighten the area up? It’s inevitable that some gardens, especially in densely populated town and city centres and other urban areas, will back right onto a wall. This has the advantage of increasing privacy, but it...
Ilkley Turfing

Ilkley Turfing

They say a picture paints a thousand words, so instead of writing another Hedge-Blog, I will show you a recent turfing job Hedge-Hogs Outdoor undertook in Ilkley, West Yorkshire using pictures instead. New turf naturally looks different to the surrounding grass...